Tupelo native one of two dead in Trace accident

Charlotte Lee Burdine

Two people are dead after a wreck on the Natchez Trace Parkway Friday morning.

About 7:35 a.m. a single vehicle accident was reported near mile marker 256 in Lee County.

A Chevrolet HHR was occupied by two people, Charlotte Lee Burdine, 48, of Tupelo and Willie Lipsey Junior, 64, of Memphis.

District Ranger John Hearne says it appears the vehicle was traveling northbound when it left the roadway, over corrected and struck trees along the road. Both Burdine and Lipsey were pronounced dead at the scene.

Parkway Rangers will reconstruct the accident .

Burdine was born Sept. 9, 1971 to Eula Mae Wardlow Burdine and the late Eugene Whiteside in Detroit, Michigan. She was employed as a housekeeper at EcoLodge in Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday August 7, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Memories located in Associated Family Funeral Home 109 Rankin Extd, Tupelo. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Minister Michael Curry will officiate at the service. She is survived by her mother Eula Mae Burdine, her children, Riceise Mallory, Que'Markers Burdine, and Brayden Hardin, her sisters Latosha Foster, Carrie Shumpert, Tiana Burdine, Brenda Griffen, and Angela Williams, her brothers Eura Burdine, Evan Burdine and Kevin Burdine. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was preceeded by Lorene Wardlow and Quehaisha Nichols. Pallbearers will be Michael Ardner, Tony Ardner, Duke Burdine, Renado Hurd, Lorenzo Burdine and Austin Weatherspoon.

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